RW Racing has signed rookie Scott Deroue to ride alongside Ana Carrasco in an all-new 2014 Moto3 line-up.

The 18-year-old Dutchman has agreed a two-year deal, which will see him step up to grand prix racing from the Red Bull Rookies Cup.

Team manager Jarno Janssen said: "Scott has won races in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, so we know what he is capable of. This definitely is a big chance for Scott and we truly hope he will grab it with both hands.

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"Scott has just turned 18 and 2014 will be a learning year for him. We have not set any specific goals, as in finishing at a certain position or number of championship points. The only pressure will be to show an upward trend."

Deroue was runner-up in the 2012 Red Bull Rookies Cup, but slipped to seventh in last season's standings.

"I can't imagine a better way to start the new year as when RW Racing GP called me to tell we will be in the world championships together," said Deroue. "To be honest I had not counted on it anymore and we were already focussing on racing in the CEV Spanish championship.

"This opportunity opens a new chapter in my racing career and my personal life. I realise it will be tough but I'm ready to work hard to achieve the best possible results."

Jakub Kornfeil and Dutchman Jasper Iwema rode RW's Kalex-KTM machinery last season. Kornfeil is confirmed as moving to Calvo KTM in place of champion Maverick Vinales, however Iwema is now without a ride.

"Signing Scott means RW Racing GP and Jasper Iwema part ways after only one season," confirmed team owner Roelof Waninge. "We are sorry to see Jasper leave. Unfortunately we could not find enough support to continue. Both Jasper and his management as RW Racing GP have tried hard, because we all believe there was more in it than last season showed.

"We consider Jasper part of the family. We hope he can find his way in a competition that suits him, because he is true racer and a fighter. We wish him all the best."

Iwema, a full time grand prix rider since 2009, scored eight points last season compared with 68 for Kornfeil.